It’s gonna be great – how AI sentiment tracking can predict election winners

This article explores how a voter sentiment tracker that used artificial intelligence to aid news coverage of the US presidential election called the surprise result early and correctly.

A voter sentiment tracker that used artificial intelligence to aid news coverage of the US presidential election ended up calling the surprise result early – and correctly – the recent I-COM 2017 conference in Porto heard.

Havas Helia used IBM Watson's artificial intelligence platform to digest huge volumes of social media traffic, assess the sentiment behind millions of people's posts, and see how that changed in the lead up to voting day. While the goal was not to tr

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